How to Build a Social Publishing website similar to Digg, StumbleUpon and Mixx ?
Most of us are aware about the very popular social publishing websites such as Digg, StumbleUpon, Mixx etc.. These sites have been known to fetch thousands of viewers from across the globe. Links from various niche’s are shared and published on these sites, which includes rich quality articles, news, media, videos, tutorials and what not. Most users across the globe surf there pages on a regular basis, hence there also has been an increasing number of webmasters choosing to build such sites.
There is nothing much required to create such a site, a domain name and an affordable web hosting package is sufficient to get going. The above mentioned popular sites, were never this big since the beginning. They too were setup by few not so experienced webmasters, but today, they have managed to grow to an extent where they have their own teams to manage and maintain the sites that we see today.
Actually, anybody can setup a social publishing CMS that can offer features necessary to initiate your own website using Pligg. This is an easy to use script which can setup such a site within minutes. As compared to majority of other systems, Pligg offers you the option to enable multiple authors. These authors ofcourse need to get registered first, only then they can proceed with publishing the links that are already present over the World Wide Web. The most attractive feature of building a site with Pligg CMS is, it allows all the authors to control the content published on the website. This is also termed as a User driven CMS which depends solely on the authors activity and the management of the articles posted.
Features of Pligg CMS
It offers a capability for users to vote the links in various ways which have been posted by other users. The users gets a vote button for voting the published articles based on their preferences. It also, makes use of the Five Star Voting, wherein the users vote count increments on the average number of stars its publication receives. This is an automated process and gets displayed against the article or link.
Pligg website Admin Panel
Pligg User Management
Despite the fact that the authors are capable of managing the content, but the websites super Admins have the complete access of the user management feature wherein they can view and edit the users using the Pligg based site. For example, if a user is involved in spamming the website, with a single click you can use the KillSpam feature that can be located under User Management for getting rid of every activity done by the user. Furthermore, you being the super admin can review the published articles and the comments, also you can check the IP that the user has used for logging in to your site. According to your trust, you can set the users status ie. God, admin etc.
Pligg Category Management
This feature enables you with creating categories or subcategories. Its as easy as dragging and dropping the subcategories.
Pligg Language Modification
Language modification is another offerings of the Pligg CMS which enables users to set-up a website enough ease. This feature enables the site administrators to edit almost every text that is visible on the website from just one page. This is possible due to the filters available in Pligg which allows users to enter text that you intend to replace.
The feature of “File and MySQL backup” located within the admin panel enables the site administrators to take backup of the files in an instant wherein you aren’t required to log-off from the site. There are two options that the Admins can opt from a) Backup files which includes avatars and b) Take back up of just the MySQL database.
Pligg offers the option to add or delete modules. Users can change the status by choosing to Enable or Disable from the admin panel.
Users are offered with the capability to configure site functions according to your preferences. There are multiple functions that Pligg offers its users.
Pligg Support for RSS
“RSS Importer” one of the core features which the newbies usually prefer, it enables users to grab the feeds of popular sites and add to their Pligg based website. This can be helpful in attracting users to register. Users can select the number of fields according to their preferences of importing. By making use of the RSS Importer as a cron job, users can flood the website without the need of taking much efforts.
Moreover, the Pligg social publishing CMS is search engine friendly which is further advantageous for attracting traffic through search engines.
All the packages offered by Eukhost support Pligg CMS. You can opt for choosing an Affordable web hosting package if you intend to setup a new site, whereas if you already have a site, you can think of moving to either our Cheap VPS Hosting or Cloud Hosting plans.
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